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Carne Asada Fries

When missing the west coast and after a lake bound, fun weekend, we want to devour some good ol Carne Asada Fries!  Mmmmm…..but duh!  Why not just make them ourselves??  These are so tasty and fresh that you do not even have to be tipsy to enjoy them! 😉🍻

The Starting Lineup

  • Marinated Flank Steak 
  • French Fries, frozen
  • Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Guacamole
  • Sour Cream


  • 1 cup Goya Mojo Criollo marinade
  • 1 cup Goya Naranja Agria marinade
  • 1 Tbsp Goya Adobo seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp cumin

*Pico de Gallo

  • 2 large ripe Tomatoes
  • 1/2 red/or white onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Kosher salt


  • 2-3 Avocados, ripe
  • 1/2 red/white onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Serrano pepper, minced UNseeded
  • 2 Limes, juiced
  • Kosher salt & pepper

Well, here is where my ‘Starting Lineup’ picture takes a hit.  There are a few from scratch starter pics that could have taken place, and did,…or you can buy some of these things premade.  

I was also trying to not have an 8-page recipe due to just pictures, so I have condensed it.  I take ZERO accountability for any product that’s been bought and made at your local grocer.  Fresh IS best.  However, it is absolutely acceptable..👌😉

Let us start with the carne.. I either A. go to our local carneceria and purchase ‘a bag’ of premarinted flank steak OR B. go to our local grocer and buy their version.  Both pretty damn good.    

In a large freezer bag (plus dish for spillage) add in your pre-marinated flank steak and the 4 other instructed ingredients.  Keep in fridge for at least 2 hours.  Flip the carne as needed. 

 Meanwhile, preheat your oven to your French Fries instructions.  Also, prepare your pico and guac (if you haven’t already).  You can absolutely deep-fry the French fries, but I think that when baked, they add a good crunch.

 Your carne can be cooked in ANY way you prefer.  When my husband is home, I like him to grill it for me.  Sooo freakin’ tasty!! …and he feels included too 😉


this is just 1/3 of the meat..I always make too much

Cook the steak to your desired doneness and let rest for at least 10 minutes.

Cut the Carne Asada across the grain and then chop!  Take out your daily  frustration right here! 


 My favorite, assembly time, has come!!!  Layer the Carne Asada on top of your crispy fries.  Next, a heavy handful of freshly grated cheddar to melt over the warm meat and fries.  Top it off with a hefty spoonful of fresh pico, guac and the sour cream.  Oh my gosh, please enjoy!!!  We did! 


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